Philadelphia’s first depaving project at Eadom and Bridge streets—located just west of I-95 in Frankford—is well underway. PWD’s Waterways Restoration Team coordinated with neighborhood volunteers to depave a portion of the parking lot and install and plant the first of six rain gardens planned for the site. Once completed, the Eadom Street Project will convert 10,000 square feet of impervious concrete to rain gardens that allow stormwater to infiltrate the soil instead of flowing into our sewers.

Not only do green infrastructure projects such as rain gardens help protect our waterways and beautify the neighborhood, they also reduce stormwater bills for property owners. Best of all, the residents who came out on Saturday, April 30, saw a complete transformation in just one morning of work. Stay tuned for news of further plantings and volunteer opportunities at Eadom Street.

Learn more about depaving projects for residents.